network help needed

  mighty_mondo 15:19 30 Dec 2005

i have a new laptop and have set up a wireless network with my desktop. Both are surfing the net fine but the desktop can see the laptop in "my network places" but cant access it and the laptop cant see the desktop
is this right? i thought i could access files on each? ive used the network wizard to no avail
the laptop connects via wireless pcmcia and the desktop is connected via cable direct to the router wich in turn is connected to my cable modem
any ideas please???

  mgmcc 16:36 30 Dec 2005

Make sure that you have at least one folder set as "shared" in each PC to help to get them communicating. If you have any firewall software installed, it needs to be configured to allow acceess to the networked computers, normally by adding their IP addresses in the "trusted" area.

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